EA Cup QF
Date: 8 p.m. May 18, 2015
Venue: The Mardyke
Att: 650(est)
TV:
0 - 5
FT

Scored: 3'
- Ciaran O'Connor 3'

Scored: 13'
- Jake Kelly 13'

Scored: 36'
- Paddy Barrett 36'

Scored: 55'
- Paddy Barrett 55'

Scored: 78'
- Kurtis Byrne 78'



EA Sports Cup Report: UCC 0 - 5 Dundalk

Tue, May 19 2015

Dundalk enjoyed a relatively easy path into the semi-final stage. Credit: Michael P Ryan

Dundalk ran out convincing winners of this EA Sports Cup quarter-final defeating non-league UCC at the Mardyke on Monday night.

 

Goals from Ciaran O’Connor, Jake Kelly, Kurtis Byrne and a brace from Paddy Barrett allowed Dundalk to progress to the semi-final stage of the Cup for the second year in succession.

 

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions showed why they are unbeaten this season after 12 games when they were able to capitalise on the student’s inexperience and this showed throughout the night.

 

The game was only two minutes old when O’Connor opened the scoring, lobbing UCC goalkeeper Jason O’Mahony from near the sideline after a long ball out of defence.

 

UCC nearly equalised five minutes later when Jason Abbott’s free kick was headed narrowly wide by Kyle O’Shea. This was to be UCC’s best chance of a goal during the opening half.

 

Dundalk made 10 changes from the side that defeated Derry City 1-0 last Friday in Oriel Park with Paddy Barrett the only player remaining on the field and the extratime.ie Man of the Match had a brilliant game at the heart of the Dundalk defence.

 

The lead was doubled on 13 minutes when Kelly fired into the top corner of the net from inside the box after Byrne had seen his initial shot blocked by the UCC defence.

 

UCC ‘keeper O’Mahony made some quality saves during the opening half to deny Byrne and John Mountney from extending the lead.

 

The Louth men scored again on 35 minutes with Barrett firing a pile driver from 25 yards into the top corner of the goal after he was given the freedom of the park by the UCC defence.

 

On the stroke of half time UCC had strong shouts for a penalty when Evan Brown was tackled by Barrett but referee David Keeler ignored the appeals from the stands.

 

On 55 minutes Barrett repeated the trick, this time from 30 yards, smashing it into the top corner after UCC had backed off him.

 

The final half hour was played at near pedestrian pace as both sides were happy to stroke it around.

 

Mountney set up Byrne for Dundalk’s fifth on 80 minutes when he dribbled down the middle of the field before striking low from 25 yards into the bottom corner of the goal.

 

Abbott had a late chance for UCC to claim a consolation goal but the ball went narrowly wide of the Dundalk goal.

 

 

UCC: Jason O’Mahony; Andy Gannon,Cian Hill (c), Sean O’Mahony, Cian Murphy; Sean O’Callaghan, Jason Abbott, Kyle O’Shea (Rufus Holmes 86), Evan Brown (Mark McManus 86), Calvin O’Callaghan (Ian Mylod 70); Brian Murphy.
Subs Not Used: Jeremy Bridgeman (gk), Cathal Lordan, Darragh, Corcoran, Mark Murphy.

Booked: O’Shea (20), O’Mahony (52), C. Murphy (56).

 

Dundalk: Gabriel Sava; Anton Reilly (Craig Doherty 82), Paddy Barrett (Calvin Murphy 56), Paul Finnegan, Shane Grimes; Georgie Poynton, Garrett Craven (Carlton Ubaezunonu 75); John Mountney, Ciaran O’Connor, Jake Kelly; Kurtis Byrne.
Subs Not Used: Ben Kelly (gk), Alex Barry.

Booked: None.

 

Referee: David Keeler (Cork).

Attendance: 650 (estimate).

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Paddy Barrett (Dundalk).

 

 



UCC
Jason O'Mahony
Goalkeeper
Sean O'Mahony
52Booked: 52'
Defender
Cian Murphy
56Booked: 56'
Defender
Cian Hill
Defender
Andy Gannon
Defender
Kyle O'Shea
21Booked: 21'
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Midfielder
Sean O'Callaghan
Midfielder
Brian Murphy
Midfielder
Evan Browne
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Midfielder
Jason Abbott
Midfielder
Calvin O'Callaghan
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Forward

Substitutes
Ian Mylod
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Defender
Mark Murphy
Midfield
Mark McManus
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Defender
Cathal Lordan
Midfield
Rufus Holmes
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Midfield
Darragh Corcoran
Defender
Jeremy Bridgeman
Defender
Dundalk
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Anton Reilly
Defender 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Shane Grimes
Defender
Paul Finnegan
Defender
Paddy Barrett
Defender
36Scored: 36'
55Scored: 55'
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
George Poynton
Midfielder
Ciaran O'Connor
Midfielder
3Scored: 3'
John Mountney
Midfielder
Jake Kelly
Midfielder
13Scored: 13'
Gareth Craven
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Kurtis Byrne
Forward
78Scored: 78'

Substitutes
Carlton Ubaezuonu
Midfield
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
Calvin Murphy
Midfield
56Subbed On: 56'
56'
Ben Kelly
Goalkeeper
Craig Doherty
Defender
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Alex Barry
Midfield


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